Good To A Fault

September 1, 2008|
Good To A Fault by Marina Endicott
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In a moment of self-absorption, Clara Purdy''s life takes a sharp left turn when she crashes into a beat-up car carrying an itinerant family of six. The Gage family had been travelling to a new life in Fort McMurray, but bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer rather than remnants of the accident. Recognizing their need as her responsibility, Clara tries to do the right thing and moves the children, husband and horrible grandmother into her own house--then has to cope with the consequences of practical goodness.

As Lorraine walks the borders of death, Clara expands into life, finding purpose, energy and unexpected love amidst the hard, unaccustomed work of sharing her days. But the burden is not Clara''s alone: Lorraine''s children must cope with divided loyalties and Lorraine must live with her growing, unpayable debt to Clara--and the feeling that Clara has taken her place.

What, exactly, does it mean to be good? When is sacrifice merely selfishness? What do we owe in this life and what do we deserve? Marina Endicott looks at life and death through the compassionate lens of a born novelist: being good, being at fault, and finding some balance on the precipice.

Marina Endicott''s second novel, Good to a Fault, was winner of the regional Commonwealth Writers'' Prize Best Book Award, Canada and the Caribbean, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and one of The Globe and Mail''s Top 100 Books of 2008. Her debut novel, Open Arms, was a finalist for the 2001 Amazon/Books in Canada First Nov...
Title:Good To A Fault
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Published:September 1, 2008
Publisher:Freehand Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781551119991

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